Honorable Grad Student Greeting

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Last weekend, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) held the fourth Graduate Student Conference to showcase AU students’ and faculty's innovative research. Held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Edmonton South, the popular event comprised AU grad students, faculty members and multiple volunteers, moderators and … [Read more...]

Research Without Borders: the 2016 Grad Student Conference

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The 2016 Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference will kick off Friday, September 16, in Edmonton. The fourth event, hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA), provides an opportunity for AU graduate students to present their innovative research to their peers and professors. Scholarly support Showcasing … [Read more...]

Flexibility on and off the ice

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For the next two weekends, top western college and university mens' and womens' hockey teams will take to the ice at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex for the Athabasca College Hockey Challenge (ACHC). Athabasca University is a platinum sponsor for the inaugural event featuring five women's and men's university and college hockey teams that will practise and play in five … [Read more...]

And the 2016 Distinguished Alumna is …

AU's 2016 Distinguished Alumna, Julie Lys [photo credit: Leili Heidema, Fort Smith, N.W.T., 2016]

Nothing tells the story of Athabasca University better than the success of our students and alumni — people who are making their marks on the job and in their communities. Meet Julie Lys, MN ’07: AU's Distinguished Alumna Award recipient. Lighting Pathways to Success Community is everything for Julie Lys, a 2007 AU Master of Nursing graduate. She is a proud champion of her … [Read more...]

Introducing AU’s president designate: Dr. Neil Fassina

Athabasca University President-designate Dr. Neil Fassina

Dr. Neil Fassina will become Athabasca University’s eighth president on October 11, 2016. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the university's main campus in Athabasca by Margaret Mrazek, the interim chair of the university's Board of Governors. Fassina will lead Athabasca University as it develops and implements sustainable solutions to its financial challenges … [Read more...]

Announcement: AU to name its next president today

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The Board of Governors of Athabasca University is pleased to be making an announcement regarding Athabasca University's next president. Please join Margaret Mrazek, Interim Board Chair, and Members of the Board for this announcement. Advanced Education Minister Hon. Marlin Schmidt and other dignitaries will also be present. When: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, … [Read more...]

Apply for AU’s Indigenous Awards

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Funded by the Government of Alberta and administered by Athabasca University, the 2016-17 Indigenous Careers Award and Indigenous Graduate Award are intended to encourage a larger proportion of indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete full-time undergraduate or graduate studies in Alberta. We had a successful application turnout for the 2015-16 … [Read more...]

ARBRI joins COSIA

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AU's Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) has joined the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) as an associate member. This new affiliation with Canada’s oil sands producers will enable ARBRI’s researchers to further their work into environmental modelling, greenhouse gases and water health through greater networking and collaboration opportunities with other … [Read more...]

Upcoming Banner Upgrade

Banner Upgrade

Beginning on Friday, August 12th, 2016, Athabasca University’s Banner student information system will be undergoing a temporary background upgrade that will greatly enhance the current system. Current and prospective AU students will see nothing different on their Banner system. However, some services will be temporarily unavailable. What the Banner upgrade means to current  and … [Read more...]

Explore Italy “Eco-Educational”-style

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Have you ever wanted to explore Italy's Old World Tuscany countryside from a New World, Eco-educational vantage point? Athabasca University is providing an opportunity for interested students to do just that in September. In partnership with The Synergia Institute, and co-conceived by AU's Dr. Mike Gismondi, professor of Sociology and Global Studies in the Faculty of … [Read more...]